Sunday, May 16, 2010

At the end of another week.

Life has been full, like usual, and God has suppled the energy to get up each morning. There is a saying that I like to remember. It goes something like this, “ Start each morning as if it were on purpose”. It helps me put things into perspective. We are on this earth for a reason, God has given us a job to do. I need to have that in view when I start the day.
 Ben has really been enjoying his Monday night Bible study. It has really helped solidify some of our friendships here. He is also able to attend one on Thursday nights too. 
 Gwendolyn and Chloe are enjoying being here more and more as we get settled. It has really been a help to Gwen as our life is getting more structured. Adelaide, the poor little thing, six of her top teeth have broken through over this last week. She had been a little extra grumpy and I wasn’t sure why.  I was tickling her tummy and I looked in her mouth and there they were, six brand new teeth.
 We are continuing to move through our language study. Its slow, but we can always see some progress! The Lord has brought these verses to mind many times this week.

 Philippians 2:14-15 “Do everything with out complaining or arguing . So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.”

I hope these verse encourage you, like they do me. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

 Culture of the week!

The most common way for Indonesians to travel/get around is by a motorbike. We have found that it is the most affordable way to travel in and out of the city, not to mention that easiest way to travel. Here is a quick shot of what we look like headed out for a drive. Can you find the umbrella?!

Living life with purpose,
Ruth, Ben, Chloe, Gwen & Addie


The Claussens said...

We were driving around with 5 people on our Mio too!! I couldn't believe we all fit. :) Have you tried driving the Vespa with all of you? I find its wayyyy more comfortable!

Anonymous said...

Kisses and hugs to Addie as she gets 6 teeth coming in!!! Bless you little girl!